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Band 7 CAMHS Senior Mental Health Practitioner -Kingswood Hub, Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

Maternity leave cover role until end of March 2025 (contract duration will depend on start date). If you are an internal candidate (AWP colleague), please ensure you have spoken to your line manager regarding secondment/acting up opportunity before applying.

We are looking for a motivated clinician to join our South Gloucestershire CAMHS locality team based at Kingswood Hub and Patchway Hubs. You will have relevant qualification, core profession registration and experience of working with children and young people, preferably within a community CAMHS service.

We are a supportive, experienced and creative multi-disciplinary team. We offer individual, family, specialist and group interventions which may be time limited or longer term therapies according to need. You will have the opportunity to utilise your existing skills within core work and/or specialist clinics (eg Specialist CBT, Family Therapy, Eating Disorder clinic). Also to further develop your skills and experience with support from our experienced team and our training opportunities.

30 hours per week, flexible working pattern considered for suitable candidate.

Main duties of the job

To work individually and jointly with the team to provide assessment, treatment and consultation service to children, adolescents and their families within the South Gloucestershire CAMHS team and to work with the wider care systems which impact on the welfare of the child.

To work within a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young people with serious and complex mental health difficulties

About us

South Gloucestershire CAMHS is a supportive, experienced and progressive multi-disciplinary team. We offer individual, family and group interventions which may be time limited or longer term therapies according to need. We have radically transformed in recent years including improved staff retention fantastic team skill mix and opportunities for innovative practice. For example producing a series of professionally filmed videos to provide an online group and resources for young people experiencing emotional dysregulation. We also strive to provide compassionate leadership as we recognize the importance of staff well-being. You will receive regular clinical, peer and management supervision and access to continued professional development.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, develop, implement and evaluate therapeutic interventions and to be responsible of the management of own caseload from referral to discharge

To carry out specialist urgent assessments of a young persons mental health needs and associated risk when required including deliberate self-harm assessments.

To work with children, young people and their families promoting opportunities for their maximum engagement and involvement in formulations or care plans and evaluation of the service they receive.

Please refer to attached job description for further details

Person Specification



  • oRelevant completed professional qualification (eg clinical psychology, mental health nursing, social work, family therapy, occupational therapy, accredited CBT, psychotherapy)
  • Maintenance of appropriate professional registration



  • Post qualification of delivering evidence based therapies to young people and families in CAMHS
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and ability to contribute to team meetings and processes.


  • Experience in a community CAMHS service



  • Ability to work with children, young people and families from a wide range of social, cultural and minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and organise and prioritise workload


  • Experience of Clinical supervision/consultation - junior colleagues or other staff

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Kingswood Hub

Alma Road


BS15 4DA

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